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Old 07-16-2006, 03:23 AM   #1
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Problem setting up printer

edit: Wrong subject, it should be scanner not printer, sorry

I bought the Canon LiDE25 scanner and want to have it work in Slackware 10.2 (kernel 2.6.13)
Sane-project homepage indicates this model can work "good" with plustek backend. Following was what I did according to the sane and plustek documentation

1. as root, lsusb gave the information regarding my scanner

Bus 003 Device 002: ID 04a9:2220 Canon, Inc.
2. I edit /etc/sane.d/plustek.conf and add the info accquired from 1 and save the file

Plustek-SANE Backend configuration file
# For use with LM9831/2/3 based USB scanners

# each device needs at least two lines:
# - [usb] vendor-ID and product-ID
# - device devicename
# i.e. for Plustek (0x07B3) UT12/16/24 (0x0017)

# Settings for Canon LiDE25
[usb] 0x04a9 0x2220
device libusb:003:002
3. sane-find-scanner command says that it detects my scanner.

root@northstar:~# sane-find-scanner

  # sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the
  # result is different from what you expected, first make sure your
  # scanner is powered up and properly connected to your computer.

  # No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
  # you have loaded a SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter.

found USB scanner (vendor=0x04a9 [Canon], product=0x2220 [CanoScan], chip=LM9832/3) at libusb:003:002
  # Your USB scanner was (probably) detected. It may or may not be supported by
  # SANE. Try scanimage -L and read the backend's manpage.

  # Not checking for parallel port scanners.

  # Most Scanners connected to the parallel port or other proprietary ports
  # can't be detected by this program.
4. I tried to test scan image with scanimage -L command, which gave

no scanners were identified. If you were expecting something different,
check that the scanner is plugged in, turned on and detected by the
sane-find-scanner tool (if appropriate). Please read the documentation
which came with this software (README, FAQ, manpages).
5. I think I'm hitting a wall despite following all the man page and online docs

Last edited by dejavu_01; 07-16-2006 at 03:26 AM.
Old 07-17-2006, 03:50 AM   #2
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have you checked out eric/alien bob's wiki for usb scanner's in slackware there's some permission issues with usb..tho i'm not familiar enough on the subject to help , just thought I'd mention that part.


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